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CRAWFORD | Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander taken No. 18 by

CRAWFORD | Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander taken No. 18 by

The Packers had just dropped back from 14 to 27, adding a 2019 first-round pick.

Judging from the first two choices in the tenure of Gutekunst, the chilling play of the Green Bay pass defense over the past several seasons needed addressing. It was far from a guarantee, but one of the names that consistently surfaced was Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Joshua Jackson.

Alexander was going to fall - potentially even into the 20s - due to his injury-plagued junior season at Louisville. The Packers selected Louisville's Jaire Alexander No. 18 overall.

So Gutekunst pulled just the right strings to essentially move four spots down, grab his desired target and net a future first-round pick in the process. Gutekunst was not done with making trades.

Robinson helped the Packers win three NFL Championships, including Super Bowls I and II. "We were in a lot of discussions moving up". (It) depended who was there.

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Get it, Jaire! We're not sure what all the dramatic pointing is about, but the touchdown signal at the end couldn't be clearer.

"I knew when we moved back to 27, I wanted to get back up", Gutekunst said.

All of that being said, what grade do the Packers deserve for their selection of Alexander in the first round?

The 5-foot-10ΒΌ, 192-pound Alexander ran a blazing 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the National Football League scouting combine in Indianapolis in February.

At this point it seems most likely that Alexander will play in the nickel corner role for the Packers defense, as Tramon Williams and Kevin King have are the likely starters in 2018-19.


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